Summer of Service

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Do you ever feel really bored during the summer? Stuck at home once or twice with nothing to do except watching TV and playing computer games?

Do you ever feel really bored during the summer? Stuck at home once or twice with nothing to do except watching TV and playing computer games? Well, here is an opportunity for teens ages 14 through 17 to experience the world by attending a summer camp for three and a half weeks.

 

Summer of Service is a camp sponsored by Americorps NCCC. This allows teens to have a chance to help out the community at the same time having a blast. This summer, I joined the 100-member crew of hard-working, fun, and positive individuals ready to have a great time. Anyways, we just go around to communities, parks, food banks, and elementary schools in and around Denver doing community service projects and help out. With the community always helping us, it is time that we as kids to give back to the community in a way that will be remembered forever.

 

Basically this is almost like a incredibly fun summer job because upon completion of the programs, participants receives a$500 pension for doing work around the community. Other than getting paid, this is just like a summer camp. All of the participants get to live in a room with a roommate on a college campus and we eat cafeteria food for all of the meals.

 

I believe the best part of the camp is making new friends. Out of the 100 energetic and friendly individuals, surely a couple of them will be your best friends forever. After spending three and a half weeks enjoying myself, I made tons of new friends that I would have never met before. I am so glad to meet them because truly some of them are almost like my best friends. After working at different places around Denver doing all kinds of work from pulling weeds, painting billboards, cutting down trees, making trails, and sorting out food boxes, we come back to campus to relax and have fun. We get to travel all around Denver for extra programs that will always brighten our day. Denver Zoo, Dragon Boat Festival, three days of camping, Rocky Mountain National Park, rock climbing, river rafting, Lakeside Amusement Park, and a lot of swimming allowed us to be entertained while helping the community.

 

In the end, if you want to have tons of fun, make myriads of new friends, help out the community, and get an extra 500 dollars on top of all that, then you have to join Americorps NCCC Summer of Service next year. It is a decision that I will never regret making. Just go on the Internet to find even more fascinating facts about this camp.

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